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Find Your Perfect Pumpkin at These Bay Area Patches

When it comes to pumpkin patches, the Bay Area is home to some of the finest. Grab your gourd today!

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Walk This Way! Colorful Spots for Fall Family Strolls

Fall is knocking at your door and it’s leaving gorgeous colors at your feet. Find the best places to nature walk right into leafy paradises in the city and ‘burbs.

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Keeping the Holidays Simple & Festive

A few ideas that acknowledge the past, express gratitude and incorporates silly fun to make this holiday season just as fun as previous years.

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8 Best Undiscovered Hikes for Kids in San Diego

Discover the secret trails that lead to volcanos, rock labyrinths, and more—without ever leaving San Diego.

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Best of the Fests! Your Guide to Seattle’s Returning Fall Festivals

Ring in the fall-iday season with outdoor festivals that feature a little something for everyone.

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17 Baby & Toddler Books That Celebrate Diversity & Inclusion

Which book teaches the lesson you want to share with your child?

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100 Things to Do with Kids in Chicago

Some would say it’s the best city in the world and we agree, with only a slight bias. Let us present our irrefutable evidence for why you should give Chicago big-big love.

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27 Fall Festivals to Visit at Least Once with Kids

From giant pumpkin races to cider sipping and skeleton dances, there’s something for everyone!

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Fuel Up for 11 Easy Day Trips to Take on a Long Weekend

A fun-sized vacation where you can sleep in your own bed is just what your Labor Day weekend needs!

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Chicago from Shedd Aquarium

Not Fake News: Fascinating Facts About Chicago That Every Kid Should Know

We bet some of your favorite foods and gadgets were invented right here in Chicago. Know what they are? We’ll tell you. . . and give some fun facts, too!

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12 Lakes to Visit on Your Next Vacation (Book the Rentals Now!)

We found laid-back destinations that promise a fun and fresh time for the entire crew. Can you say #lakelife?

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13 Terrific Places to Explore with Visiting Grandparents

Make the grandparent visit extra-special with one of these crowd-pleasing adventures that work for every age.

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Cool Off at These Hot Splash Pads Portland Families Love

Rising temperatures might make you reach for that plastic kiddie pool and hose again, but we’ve got some more refreshing options.

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The Most Amazing Airbnbs for Families in All 50 States (& DC!)

We’ve done the work to find the top vacation rentals across the country that kids will LOVE (and parents will enjoy just as much!).

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Swing On By These Uniquely Cool Chicago Playgrounds

Urban myth: All playgrounds were created equal. Not true! Chicago and the ‘burbs have playgrounds that really go over the top to show you and your tots a good time.

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15 Amazing Resorts & Hotels That Welcome Pets

Bring your fur babies along for the ride.

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12 Unplugged Family Vacations to Take in 2021

You can reconnect with your family the old-fashioned way on one of these incredible unplugged summer vacations.

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10 Words & Phrases You Might Not Know Are Racist

Over time and with a greater understanding of one another’s experiences, we can learn to communicate with greater sensitivity.

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National Parks You Can Drive To (& Awesome Places to Stay Nearby)

Check out these amazing national parks near San Diego, where you can explore the beauty of nature and have unforgettable adventures close to home.

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15 Waterfall Hikes to Explore Before Summer

Head outside where the water is flowing, the newts are out and the air is fresh as can be!

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10 Trailblazing Women Who Changed Chicago

International Women’s Day is March 8th! Let’s celebrate the incredible women in Chicago’s history who have shaped our city.

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41 Renegade Women to Name Your Kid After

We’ve found 41 incredible women to name your daughter (or son) after.

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25 Incredibly Unique Overnight Stays That Are Anything but Boring

From a hobbit house to a dome and a haunted hotel, these vacation rentals are anything but ordinary.

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Spring Break Road Trips from Atlanta to Plan Now

Spring break doesn’t have to be exotic to be excellent! Check out these easy destinations full of fun just a few hours from Atlanta.

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10 Women Who Changed Portland

For Women’s History Month, teach your kids about the women who made Portland the special place it is.

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10 Texas Women That Totally Inspire Us

We’re giving major props to some of the legendary women who come from or have made Texas a better place.

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10 Women Who Changed San Diego Forever

In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re celebrating remarkable women who have helped make our city great.

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Spectacular Waterfall Trails to Hit Now

Make a spring or summertime excursion to one of these misty local treasures.

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12 Books That Will Make Your Kids Better People

‘Tis the season to practice kindness, conflict resolution and empathy.

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The Easiest Way for Oregonians to Have Fun and Do Good

Support your local teachers and students, with the Oregon Lottery! Over half of the Lottery’s profits go to public education, paying for much-needed textbooks, computers, equipment, scholarships and more.

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The Best 100+ New Books of 2020, According to Our Kids

From board books that teach kids about activism to gorgeous picture books that inspire empathy to chapter books and graphic novels full of diverse characters, 2020 was a great year to read! These are the children’s books that really stood out to our editors and their kids. 

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This Land Is Their Land: 10 Ways to Honor Native American Heritage Month

From crafting a corn necklace to watching a Native film, we’re celebrating Native heritage this month.

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10 Indigenous American Heroes Every Kid Should Know About

Learn all about a few inspiring activists, artists and chefs.

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Winter Escapes a Road Trip Away from Chicago

Take a break from it all (especially that pesky cabin fever) with a road trip. Here’s where you should go.

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